Happy 1st Birthday Einstein!


Tomorrow marks Einstein’s 1st birthday, and Nick and I thought we would celebrate today by giving him a birthday cake to enjoy 🙂 Einstein managed to inhale his piece of cake in under 3 seconds, so I think he was pleased with his first birthday cake. And Nick’s take on the cake – it tastes like a dry version of peanut butter banana muffins – he ate two pieces 🙂

Here are some pictures of the birthday boy enjoying his cake:

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Gone to the Dogs


Nick and I usually groan every time we go to PetSmart and look at the price of the “good” dog treats. I mean, buying the “cheap” ones isn’t an option because our dog is a little king and is spoiled rotten. He should get the Snickers of doggie goodies, right? However, I thought it might be fun to try to make some homemade dog treats to see how Einstein likes them. I mean, why should my baking serve just the humans in the house? Einy should reap some benefits as well!

I was going to make some beef-flavored treats, but Nick thought that Einstein would enjoy peanut butter better since he DOES go crazy for some good PB. Nick found the following recipe online, not sure where – he just pasted it into a txt document for me. These were incredibly easy to make and even more fun since I found a dog-bone shaped cookie cutter in my big set! I ended up with almost 30 treats.

Peanut Butter Doggie Bones

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup low-fat milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.

Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.

The judge’s verdict:
“Can I PLEASE eat them ALL???”